Monica Bushman

Associate Producer, The Frame

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Monica Bushman is an Associate Producer on KPCC's The Frame program.

Prior to that, she worked on KPCC's Take Two program and the local broadcast of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Monica began her career in radio as a producer for PRI's "America Abroad" in Washington, DC. Before coming to KPCC, she worked on various NPR shows including "Talk of the Nation" and "Morning Edition."

Monica is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Anaheim, California.​

Stories by Monica Bushman

'The Distance Between Us' introduces kids to the immigrant experience

'The Distance Between Us' chronicles Reyna Grande's experience being left behind in an impoverished Mexican town, while her parents went in search of work across the border.

California Democrats eye a supermajority in the state legislature

If Democratic lawmakers in California regain a supermajority in the state capitol this November, what would that mean for the state?

Should parents post about their kids online?

A law professor and a pediatrician caution that sharing information about your kids online can have unintended consequences.

How mindfulness can help with election stress

Wishing you could get in a time machine and skip ahead to the day after the election? You're not alone. But a more practical way to deal with election stress may be to stay in the present moment.

Great ShakeOut Challenge: Make a tasty meal with earthquake kit ingredients

Most earthquake kit edibles are not exactly gourmet, but could they be? Two LA chefs share their gourmet takes on disaster preparedness.

How fathers talk with their sons about sexism and 'boy talk'

This election has sparked all sorts of conversations between parents and kids-- about politics, about democracy, but also about sexism.

What Oaxacan and Ethiopian cuisine have to do with being an American

Ethiopian chef Genet Agonafer and Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez explain how the food they make shapes what it means to them to be an American.

How to get the best education for your kid with special needs

Advice for finding a school for your child with special needs, and making sure they get access to all the resources available.

Negin Farsad explains 'How to Make White People Laugh'

Farsad describes herself as an "Iranian-American Muslim female comedian-slash-filmmaker." The way she 'makes white people laugh' (and promotes social change too) is through her brand of social justice comedy.

What to watch for during tonight's US Senate debate

On Wednesday night California voters will get their only chance to see the two candidates for U.S. Senate meet on the debate stage.

LA's $7-per-mile 'People Walker' wants to save you from the 'unknown future'

Need motivation to walk? Don't like walking alone? "The People Walker" by Chuck McCarthy is here to help. It'll only set you back $7 per mile.

The new show 'Speechless' strikes a chord with parents of kids with disabilities

The new ABC sitcom 'Speechless' offered a rare opportunity for a TV critic (and dad) to see a family like his reflected on the small screen.

Pamela Adlon on 'Better Things' and how parents can deal with 'hate eye'

The new FX show "Better Things" stars LA-based actress Pamela Adlon, who's a single mom to three daughters. It's based on Adlon's real life, with some added embellishment.

How parents deal with a newly empty nest

Parents all across the country are dealing with a new reality: the empty nest. It's a time of transition that can be tough, but also a welcome change too.

What is the 'millennial whoop' and why is it taking over pop music?

It's that "wa-oh-wa-oh" line that if you haven't noticed before, you will now. And no, millennials aren't totally to blame for it.